I Can’t and It’s Okay

It’s Wednesday and time for a post. But I can’t. Normally I try to blog about some interesting bit of history I’ve learned in researching my books. But for the last week life has challenged me. I’ve bounced between sitting with my husband of twenty-five years at the hospital, praying that this isn’t the end of our time together, and running home three or four times a day to let my dogs out of their crates. I managed to get a tiny bit of editing done. Blog posts, newsletters, facebook, twitter, and creative writing have flitted through my thoughts but were seldom acted upon. Self-care has been a struggle. And today’s blog post? Are you kidding? I can’t and it’s okay. I’ll blog again Friday or next week.

I managed a Monday blog post: Do What You Love Now. And of course you can look through any of the posts in my sidebar.

My husband came home from the hospital late yesterday afternoon. He’ll have home health visits for a while which generally take my presence as well. Plus I have new caregiving duties and a ton of neglected housekeeping to catch up on. Not to mention, three little dogs who’ve been neglected and are letting me know by barking or attempting to sit in my lap and lick my face. 

So this Wednesday post is a simple notice that I’m here. I’m still working on Fellowship and If I Should Die., marketing My Soul to Keep, and trying to keep my house and home from total decay. I have helpers—my son and his family, my neighbors, my friends, and you—my blogosphere friends. How do you help? Your comments on my blog, on my Facebook page, on Twitter, and your reviews of my book all fill my heart. 

When I can't and it's okay I have you to thank. Image is a hand holding a pen writing Thank You!

This post is also much less simple. I can’t and it’s okay is a huge thank you to all of you, my friends and family across my neighborhood, my state, and via the web, across the world. I appreciate your kind words and the fact that you are still there when I get back to a state of I can. Thank you.


  1. Glad your husband came through the surgery, and best wishes for a great recovery! I love the term, “live life out loud.” That’s my husband too! Me? I’m too busy working a full-time job to pay for it all and that has me a bit stressed lately. So for me, “I can’t” = “I don’t.” As in, no blogs, no fiction writing. I just don’t have the energy or brain for it lately. And that’s OK. I’m not happy with that, but that’s just how it is for now. The blog and books will be there when you’re ready!

    1. Thank you, Jennette, I appreciate the well wishes. I’m sorry you’re stressed and hope things ease up for you soon.

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